Jefferson Stout | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
lazymagnolia.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.65%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jefferson Stout, Lazy Magnolia's original Sweet Potato Cream Stout, is Lazy Magnolia's version of the ideal Southern-Style Stout. Jefferson Stout is brewed with sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel flavors.

22 IBU

Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
562
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Haybeerman
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
2.56/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not much of anything sweet or potato-ey on this stout...

If there is anything that will disappoint me quickly and greatly is false advertising. This brew is a proto-typical example of that bastardly practice. The only appealing thing about this beer was its look - attractively dark, with a tan head and good staying power to it. Otherwise, it tasted like a run-of-the-mill stout. The feel was light-bodied and had a water texture, the smell was from a light-bodied dark, and the taste wasn't even from one of the better run-of-the-mills. Sadly disappointed is the least I can say on this one. Overall, it's not terrible, but certainly not what it touts itself to be.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rootscipio
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - enormous head of dark tan over a pitch black body

S - chocolate, hint of coffee, caramel sweetness, lactic, even a hint of sweet potato

T - roasted coffee, chocolate, smoke, earthy notes, hint of sweet potato; very different from what I expected from the description on the bottle and from the smell--bitter, burnt, and potato flavors overpower the sweetness

M - slick light/medium body, medium carbonation

O - Looks great and smells great, but the taste and the feel are unimpressive.

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Photo of Ealanjones
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep brown, producing 2+ fingers of dark mocha, shortlived, frothy head that leaves minimal lace. Nose is dark roasted malt, burnt caramel (sweet potato), bitter coffee & cocoa. Taste is dark malts with roast & burnt notes (again burnt caramel), dark bitter coffee, dark chocolate, a mineral note & hints of toffee & light smoke. A roast/burnt caramel/chocolate with an under current of lactose in the finish. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate roast with a touch of sourness & a faint smoke hint. Bitterness is heavy for the style & the sour note unusual. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied, low-moderate carbonation, slick, oily & a little chewy. I love stouts & I like sweet potatoes, but if the combination yields the bitterness, burnt caramel & sourness experienced here then I have some reservations about trying a similar brew. Not bad but far from great.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drain pour. Very disappointing watery, thin mouthfeel. The taste is a combination of sour milk stout and dirty sweet potatoes. It's as if they pulled them right out of the ground, didn't wash them, and chucked them in the beer.

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Photo of Spider1001man
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The smell is strong but the flavor follows with a calmer tone! I genuinely enjoy this beer wow! The color is beautiful yummmm! I can smell and taste the sweet potatoe but not overpowering. I'm so glad I tried it!!

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OldDirty
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L-Beautifully dark, nice foamy head that is thick and tan.
S-Slight sweetness, milkiness, molasses, coffee? Maybe a little potato?
T-There really isn't much. Slight almond? Roasted malts at the back of the tongue every other sip. I would expect it to have a sweetness, but theres a lack of flavor all together... Also, theres a weird off flavor... and, no sweet potato... Sigh.
F-Milky like a milk stout would be, slight dryness.
O- I built this beer up and it was just okay. Great appearance and smell, but man there was no flavor. I was very let down by this beer. Don't even know if its worth trying, doesn't bring much of anything to the table.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into tulip from bottle, massive 2+ finger tan soapy head that hangs around for a while, minimal lacing. Black as night in the glass, no light passing thru. Smell is odd, faint chocolate, maybe that is some sweet potato smell coming out, but it is somewhat hard to describe. Taste is kind of sweet up front, get the lactose sweetness there, some chocolate but still have that weird metallic taste going on with this. Mouthfeel is good, they nailed that for a 4.5% beer. Need to work on the muddled taste of this beer.

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Photo of deonreds
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too sweet for me.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a small shaker pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a light khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma is mild dark toasted malt with light sweetness; hints of chocolate and char. Flavor follows, with sweet dark toasted malt, very light lactose, light chocolate and a little smokiness in the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice light milk stout that was more full flavored than I expected from the ABV. Unfortunately, no sweet potato detected in the aroma or taste, I have really enjoyed that flavor in other sweet potato beers. Despite the lack of the nominal vegetable, I liked this light stout. Glad for the opportunity to try this first beer from Mississippi. From a friend's "Beer of the Month" club shipment.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Jefferson Stout from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 562 ratings.
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